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Driver Gets Misdemeanor After Killing Judge On Bike

Some are asking if a misdemeanor charge is sufficient punishment for killing another person with their vehicle. Likewise, when a distracted 79-year-old driver that hit and killed a judge on his bicycle who had not been using drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, apparently got off the hook with a lesser sentence. Therefore, the man received a misdemeanor reckless driving plea, was sentenced to six months probation, and had to pay a $670 fine. Furthermore, lawmakers have begun to look into potentially upgrading the state law to impose heavier punishments for such conduct. If you or a loved one has been injured by a vehicle accident, the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorney's at Meyerkord & Kurth would like to hear from you.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are experienced with motor vehicle accident claims and can help you or someone you know who has been in a motor vehicle accident. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to car accidents and helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 80 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.

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